Image by Tim Kennelty

Mums, Sedums, Annual Vines and Season Extenders on this Nature Calls podcast episode

Episode 44: Mums, Sedums, Annual Vines and Season Extenders

This podcast episode of Nature Calls: Conversations from the Hudson Valley is perfect for the autumnal season. Extending the growing season, mums, asters, sedums and annual vines are all topics of conversation during the fall in New York.

The Veggie Patch with Teresa Golden covers a wide range of options to help extend the gardening season, including cloches, row covers and hoop houses. These tips and tools may allow your garden to keep producing for a few weeks longer than if left to Mother Nature’s own devices.

The Cover Up with Jean Thomas and Tim Kennelty is also quite timely. Morning Glories are the featured annual vines, but this category extends to gourd and mini-pumpkin vines, scarlet running beans, and more. Sedums and Hens and Chicks are featured ground covers (and succulents) in this episode. These herbaceous perennials, commonly known as stonecrops, are great options for rock gardens and other areas that are drought prone.  Both of these vines and ground covers are low maintenance and relatively easy to grow.

Linda Levitt returns with Flower Power. She discusses how to grow popular fall flowers that include Mums, Asters and Montauk Daisies. Including these beautiful plants in your flower gardens will bring lots of fall color to your landscape.

Hosts: Tim Kennelty and Jean Thomas

Guests: Teresa Golden and Linda Levitt

Photo By: Tim Kennelty

Production Support: Linda Aydlett and Teresa Golden


The Veggie Patch: Season Extenders and Growing Fall Vegetables ( ; Extending the growing season: start early, end later | UMN Extension

Cover Up resources: Plant Finder ( ; no38_greenroofplants.pdf ( ; Sempervivums (Hens and Chicks) and Sedums (Stonecrop) — Pike County Master Gardener Program — Penn State Extension ( ;

Flower Power resources: Chrysanthemum Care ( ; Gardening Matters Article 169: Fall Asters ; Gardening Matters Article 169: Fall Asters

Last updated November 23, 2022